3 Types of Termites to Look Out for in Puerto Rico

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Drywood termite control is one of the most important measures you can take to protect your home. Drywood termites can cause extensive damage to your home when they feed on the wood that your home is built around. This damage to your home’s frame can cost thousands of dollars to repair, and sometimes can’t be repaired at all. In this entry, we’ll take a look at common types of termite to look out for in Puerto Rico.

#1. Subterranean Termites

Subterranean termites make themselves comfortable underground. They construct complex tunnels upwards, oftentimes leading right into your home. All it takes is a small crack in the foundation for these pests to find their way into the wood that makes up your home. They feed on the wood they find there, causing sometimes immeasurable structural damage. Since these colonies sometimes have multiple egg-laying females, they can multiply and spread quickly, making it more important than ever to identify infestations quickly and rely on professional help to quell them.

#2. Drywood Termites

Drywood termites are exceedingly stubborn and difficult to manage. They burrow into the wood they find in your home, whether it’s in the walls, the furniture, or the floors. They feed on the wood they find there causing serious damage to your home and property. Drywood termite control requires expert care due to the serious nature of these infestations. Do-it-yourself methods can be ineffective, and in some cases can even make the infestation worse. In many cases, professional fumigation is required to eliminate these stubborn creatures. Oliver Exterminating has years of experience dealing with these pests, and we know how to tackle an infestation efficiently and with as little disruption to your life as possible.

#3. Arboreal Termites

Another type of termite to watch out for in Puerto Rico is the arboreal termite. Arboreal termites make their homes in trees and feed off of nearby wood. Unlike the other two types of termite described above, arboreal termites don’t always cause serious damage to homes. However, they love to gnaw on damp wood of all kinds, so if you notice a colony of these critters in your tree, it’s still a good idea to have the experts at Oliver Exterminating take a look.

Drywood termite control along with arboreal and subterranean termite control are important precautions to protecting your home and property. Contact the experts at Oliver Exterminating today to learn more about preventing and managing a termite infestation.